Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, September 1, 1941 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, on September 1, 1941.

Internee Bacci writes to his youngest son Alfo that he hopes the boy understands the sacrifices being made by his mother so that he can study at De La Salle College -- a private school for boys. He hopes his son conducts himself honourably and does well in his studies. He wants his son to be exemplary among all groups, especially those who hold themselves to be superior. He then claims there is no superior "race".

Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. Bacci's oldest son Aldo was forced to quit high school to help support the family. When his father was released and returned home, Aldo received notice that he was conscripted into the Canadian Army; however, he did not serve overseas.

This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials on loan by the Bacci family.